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Smaller Forest Birds of the Buller Gorge Swingbridge
 
 

TOUTOUWAI - SOUTH ISLAND ROBIN

Perched on long legs, the Robin shows an interest in your every move. When walking, scuff the leaf litter under your feet and watch it feed.

       
   

NGIRUNGIRU - TOMTIT

The South Island Tomtit has a yellow-tinted breast which varies in colour, and a distinctly black head with white chevrons on its wings.

 
       
   

TUI

Tui have a more mellifluous note than a Bellbird. Listen for squeaky notes, then a burst of guttural croaks followed by fluid and bell-like tones.

 
       
   

RIRORIRO - GREY WARBLER

Riroriro issue a pleasant, delicate warbling song which ends abruptly after a few undulating bars.